was born in April 1592 at East Budleigh, Devonshire, England. He was baptized on 9 April 1592 at East Budleigh, Devonshire, England. He was the son of Richard Conant
and Agnes Clark
. Roger Conant married Sarah Horton
, daughter of Thomas Horton
and Catherine Satchfield
, on 11 November 1618 at Saint Ann Blackfriars, London, Middlesex, England. Roger Conant immigrated before 1624 to Plymouth, Plymouth County, Massachusetts. He removed to at Nantucket, Nantucket County, Massachusetts, in 1624.
He removed to at Cape Ann, Essex County, Massachusetts, in 1625. He and Sarah Horton
resided at at Salem, Essex County, Massachusetts, in 1626. On 18 May 1631 Roger Conant was listed as a freeman at Salem, Essex County, Massachusetts. He held the position of deputy to the General Court for Salem on 9 May 1632. He was on the Committe to lay out land for John Humphrey on 7 November 1632. "Mr. Connant" was one of the five prominent men to receive a two hundred acre farm in the freeman's land at the head of the Bass River on 25 January 1635/36. He held the position of Essex surveyor of canoes on 27 June 1636. He was a member in late 1636 at Salem Church, Salem, Essex County, Massachusetts. He served on the Essex Jury on 27 December 1636. He was granted received one acre in the Salem Grant of 1637 with a household of nine persons. This grant is in Roger Conant's hand. He held the position of Salem Selectman between 1637 and 1641. He held the position of Surveyor of lots on 2 January 1636/37. He held the position of Surveyor of lots on 27 January 1636/37. He held the position of Surveyor of lots on 20 February 1636/37. He held the position of Surveyor of lots on 10 April 1637. He was appointed Essex Magistrate on 17 May 1637. He was appointed Essex Magistrate on 27 June 1637. He held the position of Salem Town Clerk (at least he kept the minutes of the selectman's meeting) on 11 September 1637. He was appointed Essex Magistrate on 3 October 1637. He was on the Committee to determine bound between Salem and Saugus on 20 November 1637. He was appointed Essex Magistrate on 27 March 1638. He was appointed Essex Magistrate on 26 June 1638. He held the position of auditor on 12 November 1638. He was appointed Essex Magistrate on 25 December 1638. Henry Bayley requested a piece of land "next Mr. Conants house at Catt Cove on 4 February 1638/39. He was appointed Essex Magistrate on 25 March 1639. "Mr. Conant" received a grant of five acres of meadow "in some convenient place." On 7 May 1639. He served on the Petit Jury as the foreman on 17 December 1642. He served on the committe to draw the line between Ipswich and Salem on 27 March 1643. He served on the Petit Jury as foreman on 26 December 1643. He held the position of Director of highway repairs on 26 February 1643/44. He held the position of Surveyor of highways on 13 June 1644. He served on the Grand Jury on 9 July 1644. He served on the Petit Jury on 31 December 1644. He served on the Petit Jury on 8 July 1645. He held the position of rater on 22 September 1645. He served on the Petit Jury on 30 June 1646. He served on the Grand Jury on 6 July 1647. He held the position of auditor (orderd to give an account) on 20 March 1647/48. He served on the Grand Jury on 25 December 1649. He held the position of Salem Selectman between 1650 and 1655. He served on the Grand Jury on 25 June 1650. He served on the Grand Jury on 25 November 1651. He served on the Grand Jury on 29 June 1652. He served on the Grand Jury as foreman on 20 October 1653. He served on the Petit Jury on 29 November 1653. He held the position of Surveyor of lots on 15 May 1654. He served on the Petit Jury on 28 November 1654. He served on the Grand Jury on 27 November 1655. He held the position of arbitrator on 16 February 1655/56. He held the position of Salem Selectman between 1657 and 1658. He held the position of Surveyor of lots on 15 January 1656/57. He held the position of arbitrator on 24 February 1656/57. He served on the Petit Jury on 24 November 1657. He held the position of arbitrator on 20 June 1658. He left a will on 1 March 1677/78
"At Salem Court, 25:9:1679. The Last will and testament of Roger Conant, dated the 1st of the 1 mo. [March] 1677. I roger Conant aged about eightie fiue yeares, being of perfect vnderstandin though weak and feeble in body, doe hereby declare my will and minde wherein in the first place I doe bequeath my soule vnto God that gaue it & my body to the graue, in hope of a blessed resurection: & for my outward estate and goods, I giue vnto my Sonne Exercise one hundred and fortie acres of Land lyeing neer adjoining vnto the new towne of Dunstable a part of two hundred acres granted me by the General court: also I giue & bequeath vnto him ten acres of Land next adjoining vnto his p'sont home lott and land Lying by the side of william Dodgeses his land, and butts on the land of thomas Herrick: also I give him two acres of marsh at the south end of the grat pond by whenham, or if my daughter Elizageth Conant will exchange to have soe much at the great marsh neer wenham: also I give him my swamp at the head of the railes which is yet undivided betwixt me and Benjamin Balch adjoining vnto william Dodgeses swamp: also I giue him my portion of land Lying by Henry Haggats on wenham side: toward the discharge of such Legassis as I have given & bequeathed: accordin as is hereafter sett down.
more I giue vnto my grandchild John Conant sonne of Roger Conant ten acres of Land adjoing to his twenty acres by the great pond side he paying twenty pounds for the same towards the payment of gegassis as after mentioned.
more I giue vnto my grandchild Joshua Conant seaventeen acres of Land Lying by the south side of the great marsh neer wenham and bounding unto the land of peeter woodbery: and the rest to return to my Executor.
also I giue vnto my Daughter Sarah two acres of Land lying between the gead of the railes and Isaac Hull his ground as part of six acres betwixt me and Benjamin Balch: this to her and her children.
also sixtie acres oif Land out of my farm granted me by the General Court neer the new town of Dunstable I giue and bequeath unto the hands of Capt Roger Clap of the castle neer Dorchester for the use of a daughter of one mrs. pitts deceased whose daughter now Liueth in culleton a towne in Devon in old England and is in lue for certaine goods sold for the said mrs. pitts in London and was there to be paid many years since but it is alleaged was neuer paid and the aforesaid capt clap to giue a discharge as theire atturney according as he is impowered and intrusted in theire behalfe:
furthermore as lagacies I doe giue vnto my sonne lott his ten children twenty pounds to be equally divided: to my daughter Sarahs Children to John five pounds to the foure daughters fiue pounds betwixt ym: to my daughter Mary Dodge to herself fiue pounds and fiue pounds to her fiue children equally divided: to Exercise his children foure pounds betwixt them: to Adoniron Veren three pounds to his sister Hannah twenty shillings and her two children each ten shillings: to my cozen Mary Veren wife to Hillier veren three pounds as also three pounds unto the daughters of My Cozen Jane Mason deceased to be divided amongst them including Loue steevens her children a share:
my wearing apparell I giue and household implements not otherwise disposed of and my Gray horse and cattle to my sonn Exercise and sheepe I giue to Rebacka Connant my grandchild and one sheep to Mary Leach:
and whereas there remains in my hands a certain portion of cattle belonging vnto one Mr. Dudeney in England and by him assigned vnto his nephew Richard Conant valued at twenty five pounds and now left in the hands of my sonne exercise Conant that there be a rendering vp of such cattle or theire valuation mentioned unto the said Richard Conant upon seasonable demand he giuing a full discharge for the same.
and further my will is that my sonn Exercise be my executor to my will and Testament and for further help in seeing these things forementioned my sonne william Dodge and my grandchild John Conant Senior to be overseears of the same. In witness whereof I haue haere vnto sett my hand the day and yeare aboure written. The blotting our of part of a line and a whole line under the part was before signing hereof.
The mark X of Roger CONANT his seale
Sealed int he presence of the aforesaid witnesses and delivered
At the General Court, "Mr. Roger Conant of Beverly. alias Bass River," received one parcel of land in the wilderness on the eastern side of the Merrimack River consisting of two hunderd acres as laid out by Jonathan Danforth on 28 May 1679. He died on 19 November 1679 at Beverly, Essex County, Massachusetts, at age 87. The Inventory of Roger Conant was taken The estate of Roger Conant deceased a true Inventory there of appraised by John Rayment and William Rayment this 24th 9 mo 1679
200 acres land lying at Dunstable not improved 60-00-0
more land sold to Elizabeth Conant not paid for 40-00-0
more land 10 acres and more 10 acres 20 40-00-0
more land 23 acres 59-00-0
more two acres of meddow 10-00-0
swampy land 20s 2 acres of land 5 pounds 6-00-0
more land 1-00-0
2 cows and a horse 10 pounds cattell 15 pounds 4 sheep 1 pound 26-10-0
a bed and furniture 5 pounds wearing cloathes and linen 9 pounds 14-00-0
a chest trunk and box 20s and other things 20s on 24 November 1679. His estate was proved on 25 November 1679.